Need ideas to help you start writing? Join us for a monthly pop-up workshop co-presented by Phoenix College and ASU's Piper Center for Creative Writing.
Each session includes a 30-minute mini-class and a writing prompt exploring some aspect of craft—setting, dialogue, character development, etc.—followed by focused writing time and the opportunity to read your work to the group.
This workshop will be hosted online as part of our virtual event series.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
"Beginning and Beginnings"
Beginning a story, essay, poem, or novel is often the most daunting aspect of writing, and the sentences we choose to open with are among the most significant. The beginning engages readers, draws them in, contains or alludes to the story's most important details, and makes a promise that what's to come will be equally captivating. In this workshop we will analyze masterful openings, write some of our own, learn a bit about what the opening has to say about the ending, and discuss ways to address the blank page when creativity and inspiration are feeling low.
For information about participating in our virtual workshops, please see our FAQ page.
- Cost: $5.
- Register below or directly on Eventbrite.
- Refunds will not be issued within one day of the event.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dan McDermott teaches creative writing and English at Phoenix College, earned an MFA in fiction from Bennington College, and is Assistant Editor at TSR Online. His stories have appeared recently in Ploughshares, Gertrude, and The Southampton Review.